Friday, February 13, 2009

Updates: School construction at slave cemetery site in North Carolina

Here are another couple of links about a proposal to build a school over what some say is a former slave cemetery, from the NBC affiliate and the Raleigh News & Observer, the latter of which includes news that a citizens advisory board is backing a rezoning effort to make it easier for the school to be built. It also says that cemetery preservationists are critical of the work done by a consultant that examining the site, and that they also think Native Americans are buried there.

1 comment:

Michael Trinkley said...

For those who would like to judge the issue for themselves, our report on the cemetery is available at http://www.chicora.org/pdfs/RC504.pdf.

Michael Trinkley
Chicora Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 8664
Columbia, SC 29202
803-787-6910
www.chicora.org